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Newsletter – 13th October

Seeing opportunities to improve care and being faced with obstacles getting there probably sounds familiar to us all. Our role is to help colleagues overcome those obstacles so that the very best care consistently reaches as many patients as possible. … Continue reading

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Emergency surgery deaths alarm  About 15,000 people a year die during emergency surgery according to Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) president Clare Marx. An excellent new briefing from the RCS sets out the main challenges facing emergency surgery and suggests some remedial … Continue reading

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2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference

Weight Stigma is pervasive in society and has implications for healthcare, education, employment and everyday quality of life. Despite rising levels of anti-fat prejudice in all areas of daily life, discrimination on the basis of weight is generally not covered … Continue reading

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CHSS Celebrates 25 years!

On the 4th July 1989 the Health Services Research Unit, led by Professor John Butler, became the Centre for Health Services Studies. Since then the Centre has commented on how political, social and economic changes affect the health services and … Continue reading

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Kent Fungal Group Award

Dr Campbell Gourlay, from the Kent Fungal Group in the School of Biosciences, has been successful in attracting a Welcome Trust medical mycology and fungal immunology strategic award to increase our knowledge as to how mitochondria, an essential component of most eukaryotic cells, are … Continue reading

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Record success for the “Class of 2014″

The School of Biosciences is delighted to report the outstanding achievement of our graduating class. After a furiously intense period of revision, examinations, marking, cataloging and mark input and verification, the final year Examination Board took place this week, attended by academic staff and our … Continue reading

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New BSc in Management in Primary Care

This one-year intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves for working in primary care and community, public health or management. The course modules are designed to help students develop critical … Continue reading

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Actin filament dynamics unravelled by Kent Fungal Group

PhD students in Dan Mulvihill‘s group have recently published a study in which they have uncovered the mechanism by which the physical properties of different populations of actin filaments within cells are fine tuned to undertake different functions ( While some of … Continue reading

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Hospital and community services

Reacting to a report from the Health Select Committee suggesting that the NHS faces ‘one of its greatest challenges’ dealing with patients with long-term conditions such as diabetes, Professor Stephen Peckham says that delivering care in the community may prove more expensive than hospital … Continue reading

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PhD students get cycling

A team of PhD students from Medway School of Pharmacy have raised over £1000 for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in the legendary London-to-Brighton bike ride. The team ‘Drug Peddlers’ were Lee Mun Ching, Kirsti Robertson, Jen Blackburn, … Continue reading

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